City opens new water treatment plant

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, September 30, 2021

The city of Winchester celebrated the completion of the Lower Howards Creek Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

The newly constructed plant, located on Boonesboro Road, is rated to treat millions of gallons of water on a daily basis. The city approved plans for the facility in fall 2017 and broke ground on it in March 2018.

Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner said he sees the plant’s opening as a significant achievement for the town.

“The official opening of the 9-million gallons per day water treatment works is a generational milestone for the community,” he said. “This project positions our community with safe drinking water both for today and the future.”

Individuals seeking more information on the new plant may contact Winchester Municipal Utilities at 859-744-5434.